Stories and articles on Least developed countries

  1. © ILO 2023


    War in Sri Lanka took everything but I made a new start

    06 July 2022

    Displaced by Sri Lanka’s civil war, Veronica Rosani Susilkumar is making a new life for herself and her family as a groundnut farmer.

  2. © M. Crozet / ILO 2023

    The Future of Work Podcast

    Rural women don’t want charity, they want to feel empowered

    15 October 2021

    Every year, on 15 October, the world celebrates the International Day of Rural Women, recognizing the critical role played by women in rural areas. This year the International Day recognizes their contribution to enhancing agricultural and rural development, improving food security and eradicating rural poverty. Listen to our latest podcast.

  3. © Daniel Dickinson / UN News 2023

    ILO project Dignity at Work

    Reaching ‘beyond the possible’ in Hawaii to meet sustainability goals

    23 March 2020

    The people and government of the US state of Hawaii will reach “beyond the possible” to make the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) a reality; The SDGs are a set of targets agreed by countries around the world to reduce poverty, protect the planet and ensure peace and prosperity for all, by 2030. Hawaii introduced its own initiative, Sustainable Hawaii, in 2016 in support of the SDGs.

  4. Video

    A new market for Sidi Bouzid in Tunisia

    14 June 2016

    The new covered market in the Tunisian town of Sidi Bouzid is expected to create better working conditions for vendors.

  5. Our impact, their voice

    Breaking the cycle of poverty in Tunisia

    14 June 2016

    The terrorist attacks in Tunisia in recent years have driven away tourists, exacerbating unemployment, especially among young people. This, in a country already experiencing deep inequalities and underprivileged regions that saw the Tunisian revolution take root. ILO reports from a country undergoing transformation.

  6. Poverty reduction

    How tourism makes a difference in poor areas of Viet Nam

    11 February 2015

    Over the last three years, an International Labour Organization (ILO) project in Viet Nam has developed tourism-boosting jobs and reduced poverty in neglected areas.

  7. ILO blog

    Haiyan survivors: Not asking for much

    20 February 2014

    Three months after Typhoon Haiyan, families in the Philippines are hard at work rebuilding their lives. But they still have a long way to go.